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Old 10-01-2014, 09:23 AM   #11
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So, need a little feedback.
Looking at a 2005 2500 Silverado with a 4.10 rear. Test drove it on some back roads, bit it shimmied quite a bit over 50 mph.
Tested a similar 2003 and no problem. Dealer thinks the wheels are too small and is going to swap them.
If its a smooth ride, its sold.
Hey you better get a (Second Opinion) from a (Knowedgable Mechanic) before Buying this one! Youroo!!

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Old 10-01-2014, 11:13 AM   #12
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Hey you better get a (Second Opinion) from a (Knowedgable Mechanic) before Buying this one! Youroo!!

x2!!!! Get it checked out

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Old 10-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #13
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Possible the tires simply need rebalancing, or could be something worse.

My own experience is only with my 3/4 ton 6.0 Chevy with our 7800lbs GVWR Wildwood and I forget it's there sometimes. I'm not an expert on trucks by any means but I understand stepping up to a 3/4 ton has benefits besides the engine in terms of the tires, suspension, and frame. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can address that. I doubt you'd have any problem at all in a 1/2 ton but personally I'm glad we have our 2500.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:06 AM   #14
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Bought the 2005 2500HD. Needs a little work, but should be a good TV for a long time.
Now we need to trade the popup and go to the dark side!
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:27 PM   #15
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Here's my take:
If you are the typical occasional camper, doing 3-4 short trips and maybe 1 long trip every year or 2, then you can life with being closer to your limits. Not saying your should go over any limits. But the added cost of having more cushion isn't worth it (?). Maybe better to have the 1500 for the 95% of miles you drive without the trailer.
On the other hand, a full-time RVer, or someone who plans to do lots of long runs might want an easier tow with a HD/Superduty truck. A diesel will get better gas mileage under towing duty, and give more confidence when trailer towing is more in the 30-50% of driving.

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